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No More Justification For Your Excuse


When we realize that we are the key player NOT the system or our condition to what we want to achieve, is the moment the door to achieve the desired goal begins to open up. You have the key. The first sentence may come off as direct but if we continue to think of ourselves as inadequate we’ll remain stuck. I caught myself making an excuse and at the end of the excuse I was about to justify my excuse. I was in the process of confirming a lie that I was about to tell myself. Remember, excuses are lies we tell ourselves. So, I changed my thought and I changed my outcome. Sometimes taking a leap of faith can be a challenge, but it’s necessary to step forward in FAITH. As T.D Jakes said, “Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.” Give yourself a shot, because if you don’t go you won’t know.

What are you justifying your excuses with? We all have different things that we use as justification for not doing some of the things we refuse to attempt in our lives. At times we say it’s because of our ethnicity, social status, our gender and the list goes on.

Although those can be a factor and sometimes they are, but we have seen where individuals exceed beyond what many have said wasn’t possible for them to achieve. This quote by John F. Kennedy was shared with me some time ago, “Don’t ask what your country can do for you. Ask instead what you can do for your country.” Well, it took me a while to really appreciate it and what solidifies the possibilities for me was 2008 when this country elected its first African American president. Through President Barack Obama’s liberation which took a lot of work to achieve such esteemed position liberated me and millions more.

Who is your reminder for what is possible?

Getting what you want may require for you to exemplify more discipline than the usual and to work even harder than you have ever done before, but bear in mind, the possibility of achieving greatness is in the doing. With that been said, I hope you don’t keep finding excuses and then justify why.

No more JUSTIFICATION for your excuses, so:

  • Just do it
  • Use what you have (talents and abilities)
  • See yourself as a winner
  • Take small steps which will get you in motion
  • Identify your strengths 
  • Fake until you make it if you have to
  • Imagine the outcome you want to see in your reality
  • Carefully select your friends
  • Act when the desire is at its high
  • Take a long-range view at life 
  • Initiate your next opportunity
  • Open your  mind to the possibility
  • Never settle for less than you deserve

Sometimes it is the thoughts that we have in our mind that hold us hostage.

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The Struggle Is Not A Life Sentence

TheStruggleIsNotALifeSentenceThe struggle is not a life sentence. The thing is, will you allow your struggles to keep you in bondage? I like to say that the struggle that so many of us encounter is what gives us the strength to conquer any other challenging situation that we may encounter later in life.  In Jamaica, to encounter struggles along the way is a must for many people. Be it financially or otherwise, there will be struggles. In fact, when you hear or read about individuals who have overcome hard times, you realize that the struggles seem to have an intrinsic value tied to it. It builds character. Character that is not easily broken. Floyd E. Morris is a great example of someone who excels in life despite a disability he had no control over. Floyd E. Morris overcame a horrible sentence of blindness and became the first blind president to be sworn into the Jamaican Senate. Isn’t that amazing? He became blind at age 17 from an unyielding glaucoma which slowed his progress. It slowed him, but it didn’t stop him. He had to make adjustments in several areas of his life in order to make the best of himself. You too may have to adjust in areas of your life to make the best of your life and remember, we have to learn to play with the cards that fate has dealt us. Although he became angry and depressed after he went blind, he later found the courage to continue. We all have within us what it will take to achieve the desires of our heart. For his full story you can find it in the Jamaica Observer, titled How Senate President Floyd Morris overcame the Horrible Sentence of Blindness. Furthermore, just as how Mr. Morris turned naysayers into believers, you too have to find the courage in you to continue despite the struggles to your greatness. Remember, you have what it takes to be great.

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